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The Navajo times. [volume] (Window Rock, Ariz.) 1959-1960, December 01, 1959, Image 1

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The construction of paved all-weath
er highways on the vast Navajo Indian
Reservation i s rapidly bringing the
85,000 inhabitants of the arid region
into closer contact with their neighbors
in Arizona, New Mexico. Utah a n d
Colorado. This construction, together
with the increasing development of oil,
gas and uranium production is provid
ing revenues to be invested in tourist
accommodations and other commercial
ventures which will be of lasting bene
fit to the Navajos. Their children will
now be able to attend with greater reg
ularity the new schools which are be
ing built on the reservat on. Medical
services will now be available to many
isolated by impassable roads and com
munications generally with be bene
Anderson-Udall Bill
The passage of an act by Congress
providing funds authorized by the An
derson-Udall Bill made available funds
to initiate construction of certain pro
jects on Routes 1 and 3 early in 1959.
Additional funds totaling around $6
million have been authorized and some
projects are already underway. Others
are being advertised and the plans be
ing completed. Two projects authorized
by this bill have been paved and the
seal cost will be placed next spring.
These include 28.7 miles of Route 3
east of Tuba City from Dinnebito Wash
to Coal Mine Mesa and nine miles of
Route 1 from Tuba City northeastward
Volume I, Number 2 December—l9s9
New Road Construction on the Navajo Reservation
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towards Kayenta. 13 miles of Route 1
from the end of the project just men
tioned to Tonalea is under construction
and will be paved in the spring. The
plans are complete and bids will be
opened for an additional 14 miles which
will carry the pavement beyond Cow
Springs. This project will be advertised
some time in December.
On the east end of Route 1 near Ship-
rock, two bridges are under construction
in New Mexico, one at Red Wash and
one at Rattlesnake Wash. Traffic is
n o w crossing the Rattlesnake Wash
Bridge. The Red Wash Bridge should
be completed early next year. In Ari
zona a four mile section of Route 1 is
nearly complete as far as grading and
drainage structures is concerned. The
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